Whereas previous year the Cavs were able to respond to going down 3-1 to come back and win the title, going down 3-0 was too much. This time, it was a seemingly insurmountable 3-0 hole.
Curry and Durant also heard from former President Barack Obama with congratulations, though Durant said he was most excited that among 200 messages was a text from a high school girlfriend he didn't realize still had his number. Again this year, LeBron dominated the East.
The win on Friday, though, may have done more than stress out LeBron. They learned from each other every step of the way, they pushed one another through fierce shooting competitions that were pure entertainment on a practice floor. I'd be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol.
But in the end, the 32-year old couldn't corral back-to-back championships.
The Warriors won 129-120 to win the National Basketball Association championship. The victory was something of a redemption for the Warriors who blew a three games to one lead to lose the title to the Cavs last season.
"That's the type of guy that I want to be with every, single time I'm going to war because I know what to expect, and you stand your ground, too, with a leader like that", Irving said. And it was just a matter of time before we were going to break through. "We don't knock them off of taking one loss or us getting one win". James averaged a triple-double of points, rebounds and assists over the five games, a first for the NBA's championship series.
Golden State took the series' first three games before Cleveland won a game at home, creating a 3-1 deficit.
"Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago like the hypothetical if a championship were to happen what would I do and I think I answered I wouldn't go". The best example of how far the league has to go to catch the Warriors might be the Portland Trail Blazers, a very solid team with two great scorers in Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry deserve the spotlight and then some, but there's a behind-the-scenes member of the franchise who's piqued our interest following the Warriors' big win.
And on the other side? "Kevin's journey, our team embraced him", Myers said. "We have been in this situation before".